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    Hi,

    Bought some of this Snow foam stuff. Before I use it, I was wondering if I'm going to get into any grief re. Health & Safety, or neighbours wingeing. Is it 'eco friendly' (biodegradeable?)..?

    The safety data sheet just says under waste disposal: benign waste suitable for landfill.. ?? No idea what that means?

    Thoughts appreciated.

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    Yes it'll be fine - just make sure you wash it away with plenty of clean water!
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    i should add, that this is assuming you are diluting the product for use - if you spill a large quantity of the stuff straight out of the bottle, then try and mop it up with some sand or sawdust, as i believe it has some hazardous compounds so may not be safe in high concnetrations.

    If you can give me the listed chemical ingredients I can let you know for sure!!
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    whats the COSHH say-every chemical product has to have this written on the bottle.COSHH=care of substances hazardous to health.It has to say on the bottle what the effect on the environment will be.
     
     

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    its fine. Put about an inch in your lance bottle and then fill bottle with warm water and away you go.
     
     

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    Thanks for the replies. The container data label, apart from the usual 'irritant to eyes and skin', does say 'Harmful to aquatic organisms, may cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment'. From this I assume that you don't want to be pouring this stuff into rivers, streams or ponds.

    I'm assuming that when diluted it is not so bad.

    I will rinse with plenty of water, got myself an aqua gleam filter as well - really got the bug now ! Just need to wait a while for the weather to cool down a bit before I give it all a go.

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    Is there a BOD number on it? "Biological Oxygen Demand"

    It's usually stated in mg/L or millilitres - typical acceptable values for freshwater courses is 1-20mg/L - if the product is significantly higher than this, just be careful it doesn't flow into a freshwater course - if it's all going down a land drain, it'll be ok as it'll get treated at the waste water treatment works.

    I imagine the BOD value will be for the neat substance - tap water has a BOD close to 1 so if you dilute say 50ml of snow foam in every litre of water, you'll effectively reduce the BOD value by 20times!
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